(POMONA) – Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) issued the following statement regarding today’s signing ceremony commemorating the transfer of the Ontario International Airport:
“This is a day of celebration for the City of Ontario and residents of the Inland Empire. This historic agreement transferring control of our airport back to Ontario will bring jobs, opportunities and much needed growth to our economy. I am proud to have contributed to this important and momentous effort,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez.
In 2015, Assemblymember Rodriguez and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill 1455 to facilitate the transfer of Ontario International Airport. The legislation, which was unanimously approved by the State Assembly, demonstrated the broad support that exists across California for restoring local control and was a key factor in bringing about the agreement between Ontario and Los Angeles.
Assemblymember Rodriguez represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.